The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Director and President
Simmons Buntin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Terrain.org and the president and director of Terrain Publishing, Terrain.org's parent organization. He is the co-editor of Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (Trinity University Press, 2020), co-author of Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places (Planetizen Press, 2013), and author of the books of poetry Bloom (2010) and Riverfall (2005), published by Salmon Poetry. He is also the marketing and communications manager for the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, as well as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He holds master's degrees in creative writing from the University of Arizona and urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado at Denver.
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Terrain PublishingBoard of directors
as of 05/21/2023
Board of directors data
Term: 2020 - 2024
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 10/10/2020
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.